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November 20, 2005

I wonder if this guy will get the same coverage as Cindy Sheehan does.

32 U.S. Students Chosen As Rhodes Scholars

One winner was Scott R. Erwin, a 2005 graduate of the University of Richmond, who founded Ambassadors of Democracy, a civic education initiative at Mustanseriya University in Baghdad. He underwent eight hours of surgery in June 2004 after the car he was riding in was ambushed. Two of his Iraqi friends, both teachers, were killed in the attack.

An investigation found that insurgents targeted his car in an attempt to stop the classes, he said.

"I'm proud to say the attacks did not stop the program from continuing," said Erwin, a 23-year-old native of Weatherby Lake, Mo. "Iraqi students continue to promote democratic ideals to their peers."

Erwin received the Medal for the Defense of Freedom, the civilian equivalent of the Purple Heart. He was wounded in both arms and in his stomach but has recovered. He plans to study international relations at Oxford.

I'm sure that the top Iraq story tonight will manage to be negative somehow.

And no, I'm not gonna jinx this by mentioning it by name.


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